I am using Ethereum wallet MetaMask chrome extension and I am connected to Ropsten test network. I am following the instructions from the book Mastering Ethereum: Building Smart Contracts and DApps book by Andreas Antonopoulos and Gavin Wood.

When requesting 1 ether from faucet I get the following error:

{"error":"[ethjs-query] while formatting outputs from RPC '{\"value\":{\"message\":\"Internal error\",\"code\":-32603}}'"}

The wallet seems to have plenty of ether available so I'm not sure what the exact issue is. Can someone please provide guidance? Thanks.

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  • I'm still having the same issue even with the faucet.ropsten.be. Is this not working in 2020?
    – Vinss
    Dec 25, 2020 at 2:21

2 Answers 2


Don't make it so hard for you. Just use a working faucet. None of us can fix a problem with the faucet you mentioned.

Here is a working Ropsten Testnet Faucet:


  • Nah, it doesn't work. Jan 12, 2021 at 19:49
  • for some reason, my address is always in its blacklist. It's really annoying May 7, 2021 at 8:01
  • any solution? same problem
    – nacho
    Dec 9, 2021 at 15:19

The short answer is give it a few minutes.

I was having trouble with both Metamask's Faucet and Ropsten.be, then started looking at how to mine it myself and found this article reddit article. While installing Go Ethereum, the transaction had been made to my account.

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